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United Way
of Monroe County
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Thank you for helping improve people's live in our community!


Yesterday, United Way of Monroe County celebrated the conclusion of its 2010-2011 community campaign.


During the event, United Way leaders announced the campaign raised $1,400,137 and recognized those who worked hard to raise much-needed funds to improve our community.

Thanks to these generous donations, vital programs will be funded throughout the coming year. By supporting partnership initiatives and member agencies that work in the areas of education, earnings, and essentials, United Way ensures that families who need assistance can address the underlying issues they face.

2011 Award Winners

Several workplaces received awards for their outstanding contributions to the campaign. Indiana University, Indiana University Health Bloomington, and General Electric received the Pillar Award for each raising $50,000. Click here for a complete
list of award winners.


Now in its second year, the Loaned Executive program saw strong results. Our Loaned Executives played a valuable role in the success of the campaign, providing additional support and resources for our workplace campaigns. Among the 55 companies assigned to a Loaned Executive, overall employee giving increased. On 'loan' from their employers, these volunteers spent time calling new workplaces, making visits, presenting information, and bringing back results. 


Please contact me at (812) 334-8370 or barry@monroeunitedway.org if you would like more information about our exciting community efforts!


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Barry Lessow
Executive Director
United Way of Monroe County



Did you know?Did you know?
Thanks to donations and matching grant dollars, United Way and its member agencies achieved these results over the past year.


  • 46% more low- to moderate-income people were able to file their taxes through the Free Community Tax Service.


  • The Monroe County Dropout Prevention Coalition, a partnership initiative, hosted two summits in 2010 and produced a service guide for at-risk youth


  • 2-1-1 operators have responded to 18% more calls in early 2011 (January - May) than during the same time period last year. Most callers were seeking help with housing and utilities assistance, family and community support, medical care, income support, and food.


  • 86% of parents with children enrolled in Monroe County United Ministries' childcare program indicate they are now more aware of how they can support their child's development and education at home. 76% of parents said enrolling their child in MCUM improved their own educational or employment opportunities.


  • 90% of the youth in Rhino's after school program who smoked cigarettes have since quit smoking with the assistance of Rhino's staff.


Click here to find out more. 


About your United Way

With your help, United Way is creating opportunity by focusing on education, earnings, and essentials. These are the building blocks for a good life -- a quality education that leads to a good job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and meeting basic needs such as sufficient food, stable housing, and access to healthcare.

Want to know more?
Click here.


Born Learning
Encouraging positive interactions with babies and kids helps build an educated workforce. And an educated workforce builds a stronger community. Read, talk, and play with the children in your life. It makes good business sense. Click here for more info and to download free materials.


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